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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Good day. I have removed the palm keys on my unlacquered Trevor James Signature Custom to clean off corrosion and dried spit. They were connected to the body of the instrument via steel springs. The springs do not seem to have been hooked into place by anything (they are screwed onto the keys...
  2. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hello, At the moment I am in the process of buying a new saxophone. I tried a few horns in the shop and the Yamaha Custom 875EX and the Yanagisawa AW01 are my favorites. In terms of sound I’m leaning more towards the Yamaha, but the Yanagisawa feels better action-wise. One thing: with the...
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hey everyone. I'm currently working on my masters in saxophone, and I am deeply in love with my Big B tenor and alto (1940 and 1941 respectively). After saving up some money and deciding it's time that I buy myself a soprano, Buescher is naturally one of the brands at the top of the list. So far...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi everyone, Just bought a new Reference 54 alto and it plays awesomely in every way, EXCEPT for the 3 palm keys. They are really hard to get! Altissimo is easy and smooth, mid range is easy, low notes are full and doesn't gurgle at all. Its just those 3 notes that are problematic. It is hard...
  5. Bb Soprano
    I picked up the school's soprano a few days ago and have found it impossible to play the palm keys. It's a well-regulated Yamaha YSS-62 so the horn isn't the issue. When I play alto it is impossible for me to play the palm keys without biting and suffering the pain later on. On an alto...
  6. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    sorry, i found this topic somewhere else
  7. Bb Soprano
    Ok, here we go. I'm new to soprano. I'm self taught on alto and tenor ( 25 years of playing ). I've got a B&S straight sop exactly like the brass and chrome one on this page: http://www.cybersax.com/4Sale/Saxophones/Sopranos/Saxophones_Soprano.html I'm playing a Link Tone Edge 7 and/or a...
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